Old Age And Wisdom Poem by Aniruddha Pathak

Old Age And Wisdom

Rating: 5.0

A man on grey side of his long green age,
With wiser ways and values he preserves,
Can scarce claim still to be wisdom-filled sage;
And oft wears a face he seldom deserves.

It's easy wearing a phoney image
Of Socrates, or flaunting grey-haired pride
That time bestows on a man at some stage,
Yet, fool's wisdom is not easy to hide.

An old age that comes with heavy baggage,
Seldom makes man a newly minted saint,
For, each age has a blank canvas to paint,
And man wears this painted page on visage.

As no one's old till he so realises,
So is wisdom that dawns, the man when dies.
Sonnets | 03.05.04 |

Sunday, November 25, 2018
Topic(s) of this poem: old age ,wisdom
Soran M. H 27 December 2019

well experienced poet, knowing what is going on around him and in fast world and short life, we have learnt a lot from this fantastic poem, thanks for sharing with us,10...from me

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Aniruddha Pathak 27 December 2019

'Well experienced poet...., thanks, but is not it a pseudonym for an old man? Old age of body comes, not in our hand, but not of and in the mind, thanks for all the feedback dear poet.

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Magadha Rani 10 December 2019

A great poem sir ji. Thanks for sharing..........10+++++++++++++

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Aniruddha Pathak 10 December 2019

Thanks dear poet for visiting this poem and liking it so much

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Sylvia Frances Chan 17 July 2021

Beautiful mesmerizing Sonnet! 5 Strs full. I have enjoyed a very lot, Sir!

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Kevin Patrick 12 April 2021

This is a well crafted sonnet. The message is original and unique. Age does not akways bestow wisdom. Many an ilder oerson act as if they are wise simply because they are older. A great tome

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Rose Marie Juan-austin 12 April 2021

For, each age has a blank canvas to paint...And man wears this painted page on visage.... Beautiful lines from a wonderful and wisdom filled poem.

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Anjandev Roy 26 February 2020

Fabulous piece. Thank u. anjandev roy.

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Soran M. H 15 February 2020

Very beautiful sonnet with many different aspects of wisdom meaning, we should learn soon and discover what is in the Socrates and Aniruddha Pathak s' baggage...well done for this logical sonnet..10+++ An old age that comes with heavy baggage

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Aniruddha Pathak 15 February 2020

Thanks for the kind words... '...discover what is in the Socrates and Aniruddha Pathak s' baggage..' Socrates and me in one sentence? Thanks but I'd feel very uneasy for the affront...

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Aniruddha Pathak

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